JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gender, Youth and Inclusion (GYI) Coordinator with CGIAR Water, Land, and Ecosystems Cross-Cutting Research Program

WLE is seeking an outstanding social scientist, with very strong development impact credentials, in the field of gender, youth and inclusion to take this work stream forwards.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and inspiration to make WLE the place to go for evidence, insights and knowledge on gender, youth and >> Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS: South Asian Water Studies Special Issue on ‘Water Justice, Gender, and Disabilities”

South Asian Water Studies (SAWAS), an open access journal http://www.sawasjournal.org, has issued a call for papers for a special issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disabilities.' This special issue is guest edited by Alan Nicol and Floriane Clement from IWMI, and Sylvie Cordier, a Disability and Development specialist. The deadline for paper submission is 30th September 2016. SAWAS_Call for Papers - Water >> Read more

Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices toolkit

IFAD has released a toolkit on reducing rural women’s domestic workload with the following components: Teaser describes why labour-saving technologies and practices are needed to reduce women’s domestic workload and the benefits to be gained, with examples from IFAD-supported projects. How To Do note offers practical guidance to help practitioners address this issue in the >> Read more

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation: Technical Workshops on gender and irrigation

Reposted from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) website. Upcoming workshops in Ghana (April 13-14) and Tanzania (April 20-21) will carry forward this dialogue and forge new networks of government agents and practitioners working at the interface of gender and irrigation. If you work in these countries and would like more information >> Read more

How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In a new A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange post, Elizabeth Bryan builds on the agriculture-nutrition framework to examine the gendered pathways through which small-scale irrigation can affect nutrition and health outcomes. Read the blogpost here.  Also, in case you missed it: In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Women at the Center of Climate-friendly Approaches to Agriculture and Water Use

In a new paper, Shiney Varghese of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) examines proven agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change through a case study of the Tamilnadu Women’s Collective in India. The collective, a federation of village-level women’s groups with over 150,000 members—the majority of >> Read more

Resource: Gender and Water

Water management activities gain efficiency and impact when both women and men are involved in decision-making. Equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. This applies to women’s and men’s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and >> Read more

Publication: Women at the Center of Climate-friendly Approaches to Agriculture and Water – New IATP Paper

February 8, 2011 – Extreme weather events consistent with climate change are already playing havoc with the livelihoods and food security of much of the world’s poor. This is particularly true for arid and semi-arid areas of the global south. Yet, most proposals for agriculture being discussed at the U.N. global climate talks and elsewhere >> Read more

Multimedia: The Gold of Moqatam – Solar Technology and Gender Empowerment

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Funding: IDRC’s Climate Change and Water program has recently launched a call for proposals for its new graduate research awards entitled “Adaptation H2O”.

Adaptation H2O aims to promote important research on the water-related impacts of climate change as well as to build the capacity of students working in this field. Adaptation H2O will provide up to 7 research awards to graduate students from developing countries (enrolled in a masters or PhD program) and 2 research awards to Canadian >> Read more